Skull Slipjoint Folder

Product Description for Skull Slipjoint Folder

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,500.00
Item num: 99812
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 2.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 7.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.77 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.4 oz.
Blade: Radialed explosions pattern damascus forged to shape from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Handle: Textured and Parkerized mild steel with a silver inlaid skull and blacklip mother of pearl window frame
Style: Slipjoint folder
Description: Mastersmith Andrew Meers is a talented knifemaker originally from Boston, where he studied under Mastersmith JD Smith. A graduate of Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Andrew has a design sense that is beyond compare. Andrew has won numerous awards in the knifemaking and art communities including the Makers' Choice and Best of Show at the 2015 BladeGallery International Knife Show and Best Folder at the 2016 Art of Steel Show.
A unique knife at sight, the handle is made from textured, antiqued mild steel. The left scale features a detailed skull inlaid in three dimensional silver. The center of each side of the handle features a window frame revealing presentation grade blacklip mother of pearl. The Parkerized steel scales are set on 308 stainless steel liners.
Andrew combined 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels into a beautiful, radialed explosion pattern. Andrew's skill at the forge is clearly evident in the finely patterned steel. The blade is easily opened using ambidextrous Dellana dots formed from fine silver. The blade easily opens with a half stop. Meers' mark is set on the right side of the blade. His MS mark is set on the left.
This is an amazing work of art and tremendously inspiring! Words cannot do this slipjoint justice. It is clear why Mastersmith Andrew Meers is among my favorite makers -- and is winning so many accolades!

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